Sep 10, 2020 01:40 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com
Rafale induction ceremony highlights: Rafales formally inducted into the Indian Air Force
Rafale induction ceremony updates: The Indian Air Force (IAF) held a ceremony at the Ambala air force station, to formally induct the first batch of Rafale fighter jets.
Rafale induction ceremony updates: The Indian Air Force (IAF) hosted a ceremony at the Ambala airbase to formally induct the first five Rafale fighter jets. Induction of these twin-engine modern fighters is being seen as a major boost to the IAF’s capabilities. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, his French counterpart Florence Parly and India’s top military brass attended the ceremony. This was the first induction of a new type of foreign-origin fighter jets by IAF since a batch of the Sukhois were delivered in the late 1990s. Rafale is a multi-role combat aircraft, which means, it can be deployed in various scenarios such as carrying out combat missions to achieve air superiority, close air support, in-depth strikes, reconnaissance, anti-ship strikes and nuclear deterrence. Catch the updates here: